When you visit the San Diego Air and Space Museum you’ll learn about the hair-raising antics of the pioneers of flight, whose nerves of steel made air and space travel possible. The museum is divided into several galleries, each emphasizing the contributions San Diego has made to aviation. The galleries include the Theodore Gildred Rotunda, ABOVE AND BEYOND: The Future of Flight. SPACE: Our Greatest Adventure, World War I, Golden Age of Flight, World War II, Modern Jet & Space Age, and the Edwin D. McKellar Pavilion of Flight.
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ABOVE AND BEYOND
The San Diego Air & Space Museum is thrilled to announce its newest and most exciting exhibit, ABOVE AND BEYOND.
On Saturday, February 4th, 2023, the Museum will open the doors to this interactive and fun special exhibition located in Balboa Park. ABOVE AND BEYOND is a one-of-a-kind exhibit that celebrates the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. Through immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, and inspiring stories from game-changing innovators, this exhibit is sure to ignite a passion for humankind’s greatest adventure: Flight in the air and space.
Visitors to ABOVE AND BEYOND will have the chance to explore the future of flight. They can participate in interactive design challenges that bring to life iconic historical touchstones and visionary concepts. From a life-sized replica of a Wright brothers’ airplane to a model of a Mars rover, the exhibit will provide a comprehensive view of the history and future of flight. The knowledgeable staff at the San Diego Air & Space Museum will be available to answer questions and provide guidance throughout the exhibit. They will be delighted to share their expertise and enthusiasm about the future of flight. ABOVE AND BEYOND is sure to be an unforgettable experience for anyone with an interest in the history and future of flight. Whether it’s the incredible stories of game-changing innovators or the interactive simulations and design challenges, this exhibit is sure to be an experience to remember. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this exciting and interactive journey exploring the future of flight.
American Women of Flight honors contributions to the world of aviation by women. Notable aviatrixes, such as Bessie Coleman, Jacqueline Cochran, Fran Bera, Sally Ride, and many others are featured.
Atlas Rocket Exhibit: The Museum is proud to showcase an exciting exhibit telling the story of the Atlas rocket series from the late 1950s to the present. Both graphics and videos detail the history of the project. In describing its role in the space race, the manned Mercury orbital missions, and its effect on the San Diego area. Finally its enormous success in helping launch many space projects. Benefiting mankind in general along with lessons in rocketry and guidance.
Kids Aviation Action Hangar: This special “kids only” area has an abundance of attractions for kids of all ages. Preschoolers can enjoy magnetic toys and aviation coloring books, plus a dry-erase board where they are able to sketch out their favorite airplane! Even pedal planes to whisk them around our kid-size airport. Grade school-age aviators will thrill at the “U-Fly-It” machine. A flight simulator experience in a real wind tunnel atmosphere. They’ll also enjoy a romp on our simulated moon’s surface.
Time for lunch? Head over to the Flight Path Grill, which in addition to serving great food, also offers one of the most unique views of downtown San Diego. Public transit bus route 7.